Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dahlia Deluge: The Grand Dame of the Cut Flower Garden

Source: The Glitterguild

After poking around on the * internet garden * of  Pinterest and looking at so many amazing images of Dahlias, to me, they are undoubtedly the " Grand Dame of all the cutting flowers!
          Get ready for a DAHLIA DELUGE! 

Never have I seen so many differently shaped petals and colors in one flower variety. 
From flat to fluted flower petals and bright to barely there colors the Dahlia steels the show for beauty and variety. 

Not only to they vary in shape and color but also in size!

  Besides the Sunflower and maybe a tropical Hibiscus what other cut flower comes as large as an 8 - 10 inch dinner plate ?

Countryliving Connecticut Kitchen Garden
Believe it or not, this lucky farmgirl belongs to the garden of my inspiration photo for my Backyard Flower Farm! I didn't see the original article in Country Living magazine but I've included the link to it above for you.

 They make a elegant wedding flower.

And, they are right at home as the centerpiece for a country romance table setting too!

  Aren't they just stunning in the field?

So, are they easy to grow? I wouldn't know from personal experience. I'm still dreaming remember? But, I found a wonderful 6 minute video all about growing Dahlias at White Flower Farms!

Dahlias are spring bulbs so if you are considering adding them to your gardens this year watch the video! If any of you grow Dahlias, I want to hear about it!

I can hardly wait until I can photograph my very own Grand Dames of the Garden and share them with you!

PS. Most of these images are re-pinned from my Cut Flower Board on Pinterest! Come by to see more beautiful Dahlias and cut flower inspirations!

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